Herbert Clarke Technical Studies

This prepatory exercise is from a series of articles published in "Brass Bulletin" (1980), by James Stamp, called Practical Hints. Here, Stamp show how to practice the "Technical Studies" by Herbert L. Clarke.
First Study
Start by re-numbering the lines of this study as follows: line 13=1, line 14=2, line 12=3, line 15=4, etc.

Example: (line 1 (13))

Play legato

The additional portion (bar 2, the repeated c - b) is only played first time.
By practising like this you will learn to "place" and "centre" your notes correctly, and to improve the fluency, flexibility and intonation of your playing.

O.J. 1996